Stolen Philly USB Drives Reprise — The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, Oct. 1, that a laptop and USB drives used to program Philadelphia voting machines were stolen from a city warehouse in East Falls.
The laptop did not hold any “sensitive election-related data” and was not used for election programming, said spokeswoman Katina Granger, of Election Systems & Software of Omaha, Nebraska, the manufacturer. She said ES&S immediately cut it off from the vendor’s network upon learning of the theft.
She said she was not able to address specifics about the stolen USB drives, including how many were taken and what was on them.
City election commission spokesman Nicm Custodio did not answer emailed questions, including whether any of the 3,750 ExpressVote XL touchscreen ballot-marking devices used by the city might have been affected.
Except for the Oct. 1 story that went out on the wires we couldn’t find anything else about it. You think it would be kind of a big deal.